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decision to try to kill multiple tsa employees. here's the latest. 23-year-old anthony ciancia told police he acted alone and was dropped off at the airport by an unsuspecting friend. once in the airport he pulled an assault rifle from a duffel bag and began firing. more than 24 hours after the shooting, the airport reports operations are back to normal. alex stone has the story from los angeles. reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia lies under guard in a hospital bed, leaving behind a bloody trail to speak for him. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the proof, says the fbi, a signed hand-written letter in his bag telling the tsa he wanted to instill fear on your traitorous mind. >> he says if i kill one my mission is accomplished. >> a complaint says he entered terminal three with a bag holding a smith and weston semi automatic rifle with five spare magazines fully loaded. he pulled out the gun and walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officer, and as he moved up thees later he looked back at the wounded officer
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
. panick and chaos at lax after a man opened up fire and shot and killed a tsa officer. we are learning more about the officer and the suspected shooter, our reporter lilian kim has more from lax. >> reporter: travelers ran for their lives when a gunman shot his way past security at the lax international airport at terminal three. this video captures the panic after the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, approached the checkpoint and pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some headed for exits and some hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the te
the situation at l.a.x. the gunman seemed to be specifically targeting tsa arguments. they say he pulled an ar15 assault rifle from his carry on bag and police say they later found anti government writings in that bag. new developments tonight about what happened inside terminal three in ktvu's jana katsuyama. >> reporter: l.a.x. is the nation'd third busiest airport. and police say censia just walked in and started shooting. one passenger caught the chaos on their cell phone. one moment it's calm. then suddenly. >> on the floor, on the floor now. on the floor. >> reporter: passengers ran and scramblinged to get away from the gunman in l.a.x.'s terminal three. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: people were running, being knocked down and there was luggage everywhere and mayhem. >> reporter: l.a.x. pd say the gunman walked into the terminal and pulled a semi automatic rifle out of his bag. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are. and continued shooting. >> reporter: victims were rushed into ambulances, officials say at least two tsa agents were hit. one of them died from gunsh
of the tsa agent who was killed. we are also learning more about the suspected it shooter who sent travelers running for their lives yesterday. cecilia vega has more from l.a.x. >> overnight the identity of the slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old her -- herardo hernandez identify by his neighbors and transferred recently from montana, the first ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it is shocking. very nice guy. i am speechless. i am shocked. >> reporter: the shooter, the fbi releasing his photo, paul ciancia who authorities say opened fire with a a high powered rifle. >> security in terminal 3. >> witnesses say there was a chaotic scene saying he started shooting outside the check point. as the police raced in he made it back to the terminal near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover and some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> on the floor! on the floor! >> as people ran as fast as they could, the panic and the lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue wo
on the investigation into the deadly shooting of a tsa agent and the impact still being felt at bay area airports. >> some passengers are making alternate travel plans because of that shooting investigation. we will have the latest on flight delays and canceled flights coming up . and a new warning from berkeley police. the latest armed robbery that has students on alert. it's all head on mornings on two. >> compete bay yarr news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. it's saturday, november 2nd. >> good morning. the weekend is here and so too is rosemary. let's get a quick look at forecast. >> good morning. we are going to be transitioning to a cooler, breezier pattern for your weekend. this morning waking up with patchy fog. it's really thick along parts of the coastline. it's a chilly temperature slipping back in to the 40s for most of us. by the afternoon a drop coming for the afternoon highs. we will be a lot cooler and winds will start to increase. we have a wind advisory late tonight into early tomorrow morning for some areas. i will show you which
inside an l.a.x. terminal and killed a tsa officer. three or four other tsa employees were injured in the shooting. you can see some emergency personnel down below. rushing people to ambulances outside. they exchanged gunfire. ground stop is in effect for l.a.x. so that means flights from other cities headed to the airport in los angeles are not taking off. let's listen in. there's a press conference going on now. >> the folks here today coordinating are folks who when they hear those gunshots run towards them and save lives. to watch the command work together today is a inspiring. the people of los angeles are in good hands. i want to thank the public for patience and cooperation and ask for that to kin throughout the day. thank you. [ inaudible ] number of fatalities? i don't know yet. the fire department is rectifying all that information. >> can you explain why the fbi is the lead agency? >> this is an airport that has federal jurisdiction. we have assets here on board. it's a unified command involving everybody but the investigative lead has been decided to be taken by the fb
the corridor. he saw me cowering there. he had his gun and he look at me and he said, tsa? and i just shook my head. and he kept going. >> the shooting left one tsa agent dead and five other people including the gunman paul ciancia injured. there are new details on ciancia. he is in the hospital in critical condition. and we have learned that see ciancia was shot in the head. he lives in los angeles but originally is from new jersey. teri okita reports. >> reporter: authorities actually say that someone dropped ciancia off here at l.a.x. before this shooting. he then went inside and shot a tsa multiple times at point- blank range. he then went up an escalator, came back and shot the officer again. as you mentioned, tonight, husbands driving widow remembered her husband. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen tsa officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty
and expected to be killed the man who was killed was with the tsa. six others were wounded. and hundreds forced to run for safety. access to the airport, blocked the fbi confirmed the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see sh
is the shooting at lax that shut down the airport. los angeles police say there are multiple victims including a t.s.a. officer. thank you for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> los angeles police surrounded terminal 3 at lax. the suspect has been stopped but police are taking precautions in case there are other shooters. >> we are going to the newsroom. >> details are coming in. we saw the f.b.i. arriving. this started at 9:30 at a checkpoint inside terminal 3 that houses air tran, alaska and jetblue. a man fired shots with a rifle at a security check point. it ended up with several people wounded. at least three. one wore a t.s.a. officer uniform and we believe the t.s.a. officer was shot. police and security immediately moved in ordering people to get out, evacuate the terminal. some went on to the tarmac where they were loaded on the buses. the suspected shooter has been shot and taken into custody but we talked with a local man by known who flew in and said all hell broke loose. >> all hell broke loose because people were pouring out of the terminal on to the tarmac. police arrived, the cars came d
tried to determine why shooting someplace had a beef against the tsa. the police found a note in his duffle bag says he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but the police have not found any run ins he had with the agency. they believe mental illness played a role. >> the suicide note i read talks about kill canning tsa agents and he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished. >> reporter: ciancia is charged with shooting of two people and killing of one agent. >> every airport say little different. but the cordination with the local police is always key because remember tsa officers are not armed. >> reporter: one traveler told cbs news he was calm before the shooting and looked like just another passenger. back to you. >> ciancia's family says they tried to warn the authorities he was not stable. >>> the family of a 13-year-old boy, shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy, plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow. andy lopez was carrying a toy riffel and plastic handguns when he was shot on october 22nd. his family is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit aga
investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners, continuing to shoot and went past screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: two tsa agents were shot. crews rushed to transport one of them to an ambulance. he died the second tsa officer shot in the hand. others were injured the fbi is leading this investigation. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down. and will have fo
about the suspect who opened fire at l.a.x. on friday, killing a tsa agent. authorities say the man text his brother before the shooting to say he was going to commit suicide. nbc's miguel almaguer has the new details. >> reporter: investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia was dropped off by a friend in a black hyundai. he calmly walked inside terminal three with this assault rifle, plenty of ammo, a plan to kill, and a note for police. >> in that note, he indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, towards the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point-blank range at officer hernandez. investigators say ciancia then proceeded up an else canlator, but when the wounded officer appeared to move, he returned to the lobby, shooting hernandez again. >> we have a tsa officer shot. >> reporter: with hernandez down, the gunman is on the move. police say he shoots and wounds t two more tsa officers. a high school teacher is also hit. once he was past security, police say the suspect made his way down this long corridor. accor
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
-automatic rifle. within the hour the tsa officer killed has been identified. he is gerard hernandez. 6 others wounded. lil i don't know live now from lax by cell. >> this is terminal 3 where it all happened. it is closed and will remain closed until further notice. hundreds of officers have been here all day collecting evidence. pesting together what happened. video shows the chaos after gunman shot his way past security at material national 3 had at l.a. xvl. he's 23-year-old pall dance and tsa officer shot and killed by the suspect described as long gun. also 3 other people were injured and confirm there is only one shooter who is now in custody. >> it was loud bang. i mean boom. it was a loud one. from there we all just duck down. next thing i know nothing but girls around me when i grab all the big luggage and then i stack them high. >>reporter: first report the shooting came after 9:30 this morning. almost medley fears responders set triage location and man wearing a blue tsa uniform could be seen coming out holding up the arm sustained with blood another man wheeled to ambul
.a.x. and killing one tsa officer and sending passengers running for their lives. >> the guy came in through the glass doors like nothing and comes in shooting everyone. >> who is he? definite a grudge against the tsa? we're live in los angeles with the latest. >>> unsportsmanlike conduct. a miami dolphin leaves the team under mysterious circumstances. allegations of repeated bullying led him to quit. could a lunch room prank have been the final straw? >>> rocky mountain high anxiety. the denver nuggets mascot passes out. during pre game introductions. an update on the mascot "today," saturday, november 2nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. alongside maria schiavocampo who is in for jen a and dylan dreyer. jen a, of course on maternity leave. >> the top story. the deadly shooting of the tsa agent in los angeles airport. the 39-year-old victim the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in th
's the only suspect in the shooting yesterday at l.a.x. terminal three. the attack left one tsa officer dead and others injuries. >> he d he target specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note we recovered the note at crime scene. we recovered five loaded magazines. >> e.r.a. learning hr about the tsa agent killed. the widow of ger rar dough hernandez said he moved to the united states when he was 15, he was a kind loving man that took joy in his job. >> he enjoyed the interaction with passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smilings, took pride in duty for the american public and tsa mission. hechs always there to help anyone in need and made people laugh with his sense of humor. >> hernandez would have turned 40 years of age next week. >> the shooting created flight delays. the airport in the bay area is still feeling the effects. monty is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. there are 29 departures to l.a.x. to san jose each day on six airlines. virgin america was most affected by yesterday. the delays and cancellations continued here today. an airpo
>>> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the suspect in the lax shooting rampage new faces charges that could carry the death penalty. plus, it's time to roll back the clocks. why tonight's time change could be a cause for concern for students on the cal campus. >> and new details on the nursing home shutdown that left patients to fend for themselves. turns out staffers were not the only ones who walked away. good evening, a live look outside at lax. the famous 100-foot pylons are lit up in blue to honor the tsa agent who died. tonight, we have new details. carter evans tells us the suspects paul ciancia, carried multiple weapon's magazines and a chilling message. >> in the note handwritten we found from the defendant, it was signed by the defendant. we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of jirardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> and we're heartbroken. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hou
on with the shooting free that happened in los angeles on friday. the gunman targeted t.s.a. officers but the motive is still not clear. an officer was killed, two were wounded. now more from los angeles on this story. >> paul ciancia arrived at the airport on friday like a regular passenger. we have learned a roommate dropped him off at terminal 3 unaware of the plan. according to the complaint, surveillance video shows ciancia walking up to the check point pulling out an assault rifle and shooting dass officer gerardo hernandez pointblank. the document also says that the gunman walked away but he saw the wounded officer moving, he came back and shot him again, killing him. >> this is the first t.s.a. employee killed in the line of duty. >> the f.b.i. says ciancia shot his way through the terminal wounding two other officers and a teacher, shot in the leg. >> he dragged himself into a closet where he found a sweatshirt which he used as a tourniquet to slow or stop the blood. >> after airport police shot ciancia four times, they found the bag which contained five magazines full of ammunition and a h
hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was at the front counter checking passports when he was shot. he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in v
have new information on the shooting at lax friday that left a tsa agent dead. the 23-year-old gunman told authorities as he was arrested he acted alone and was dropped off by a friend. paul ciancia is still sedated in the hospital after being shot multiple times by police. investigators are getting a better idea of what happened inside terminal 3 from when paul ciancia opened fire till the time he was shot. >> reporter: investigators are still peacing together -- piecing together their time line. he entered at 9:20 a.m. in the morning at terminal 3. he approached the tsa officer and shot him. >> the defendant is alleged to have been walking away from the tsa officer, going up an escalator and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> reporter: at the top is the security check point. he abandoned two tsa officers and one passenger -- he wounded two tsa officers and one passenger. he made his way into therminal 3 -- therminal 3. -- terminal 3. >> people were running, getting knocked down. there was luggage every. >> reporter: you can see his -- everywhere.
off at lax and began hunting t.s.a. agents to kill. he succeeded. the shooting spree caused 1,500 flight flight to be delayed and cancels with thousands forced to evacuate the airport. we spoke to a neighbor near his apartment who said his wife was home when the f.b.i. stormed his hope the. >> they remain forked in here and starting headed back here. she didn't know what to think. it seemed like this were 50 of them. >> they got here right after the shooting 'til about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. >> ciancia is accused of murdering 39-year-old t.s.a. agent hernandez and injuring two other t.s.a. agents and shot a high school teacher in the leg. the f.b.i. found a note on ciancia saying that he was angry at t.s.a. agents but the note does not talk about what fueled the anger. that is what the f.b.i. agents are trying to determine. that is it for now. >> you can keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the mobile app downloaded for free at abc7news.com/apps. >> the airport in birmingham, alabama, is back open after a bomb threat over the weekend. an employee fo
and an increased police presence at many of our airports. the mineta san jose security is tight as tsa tries to cut down on long lines passengers anxious to board planes. some passengers got diverted to san jose after being bound for l.a.x. at oakland international saw southwest delays in passengers forced to think of plan b to get to los angeles. >> is found out our flight was canceled so we are just going to drive down to -- we were going to l.a. for a wedding. we are going to drive to l.a. as fast as we can hopefully without too many speeding tickets. >> reporter: doug jakel is the sfo spanning. even though his police force is amped up on a day like today, he says tsa hasn't increased its security. >> we'll stay in touch with them should there be any decisions on changes to security procedures. thus far there haven't been any. >> reporter: 100 flights take off from l.a.x. to sfo every day meaning when l.a.x. sneezes, sfo can easily catch a cold. southwest and virgin airlines got hardest hit. we found many disappointed passengers like antoine peron, who was supposed to fly to l.a.x. and vacation
made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa acts. transportatio security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's depu
was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came to southern california at the age of 18 and graduated from los angeles high school. he is survived by a wife, a son and daughter. >> people in the gunman's hometown are stunned by his arrest. >> i am trying to process it. >> police have been surrounding ciancia's family home. the suspected shooter lived at the
a blue tsa uniform could be seen coming out, holding up arms stained with blood. another man wheeled to ambulances inside, the news came to some from an airline official. there was a huge response from airport and local police. officers could be seen with guns drawn. terminals 1, 2, 3 were closed and traffickers were -- travellers were evacuated. >> you can't believe hiding behind a counter, it doesn't seem real. >> car traffic into lax was stopped along with outgoing flights. incoming flights were allowed to land. the airport remains on lock down. hundreds are lining streets with flights delayed or cancelled. brandy hit, abc news, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down a
.a.x. in a dead lly rampage. >> on the floor. on the floor. on the floor now. >> one tsa agent was killed and at least other people injured when the shooter opened fire in a busy terminal. this happened this morning. this cell phone video shows the fear and panic and confusion in the moments after. late this afternoon, police confirmed the alleged shooter is 23-year-old paul ciancia, a u.s. citizen. meanwhile, nearly 800 flights were impacted leaving passengers stranded here in the bay area and beyond. >> we have team coverage for you tonight on this developing story. arturo santiago is covering sfo. we begin with kimberly terry in san jose. multiple delays, cancelations. what are we talking about in terms of impact? >> reporter: jessica, we could see the ripple effect through the weekend, at least that's what airport authorities are saying for now. nearly 30 flights from l.a.x. to the three bay area airports were canceled today. tonight, the big question is, if i have a flight, can i get out of here? the answer is, yes. as long as you're not headed to southern california. but if that's w
panic and chaos inside the airport. hundreds running to get away from the gunman. one tsa officer was killed, several more hurt. teri okita reports from l.a.x. >> reporter: these passengers are finally being let back the property. authorities say this is a very extensive investigation where terminal 3 where the incident took place is still closed and forensics teams are inside. they are learning much more about the suspect. >>> reporter: chaos at los angeles international airport friday morning where a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in terminal 3. >> i just saw the gun and i was just terrified and like everybody else was. we're all just on the ground. >> reporter: this is believed to be the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died.
information on him that expresseddager at the federal government and specifically at the tsa. the mayor of los angeles hailed the work of airport police officers in stopping him. >> they were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in that terminal today if it were not for the action. >> reporter: this is a picture of the suspected gunman. officials in new jersey say ciancia had made references to suicide in text messages to his family members there. we have video to share with you. it comes from inside lax. you see panicked passengers running away from the scene of the shooting in terminal three. a police officer tells them to move along. operations at lax ground to a halt outside, people started walking down the airport surrounding streets, dragging rolling suitcases behind them. paul ciancia pulled a rifle out of a bag and opened fire at a tsa check point, killing an agent and wounding others. he went thereupon the check point. that's when a police officer opened fire, hitting and wounding ciancia who was taken into custody. witnesses describe a chaotic scene. >> people w
into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: a tsa officer was killed. the first to die in the line of duty since the agency was established in 2001. the gunman has been identified as paul anthony ciancia. >> he's 23 years old. he's a u.s. citizen. he's formerly a resident of new jersey. we are currently investigating his background and more about him. >> reporter: the incident raised some questions about security inside the nation's airports, especially a sprawling complex like l.a.x. >> a lot of airports you have one main entranceway like atlanta that gets you into all the areas of the airport, but it's much easier to secure it.  airports like l.a.x., dallas/fort worth, kansas city, there are so many portals into the airports and so many areas to secure that they're tough and l.a.x. is one of those tough airports with so many different portals in. they have additional issues that maybe some other airports like hartsfield don't have. >> reporter: hundreds of flights to and from l.a.x. w
angeles international airport where a gunman shot and killed a tsa agent is back open tonight. it had been closed for more than 24 hours while investigators collected evidence from yesterday's rampage. and then it was cleaned up. >> this afternoon we are announcing the filing of a federal criminal complaint here in los angeles that charges the defendant paul anthony ciancia with the commission of two felonies on november 1. >> the charges against the alleged gunman are quite serious. he could face the death penalty if convicted. paul ciancia remains in critical condition tonight. he was shot in the head by l.a.x. police. >>> we also heard for the first time from the family of one of the victims. teri okita has the tsa agent's widow's reaction as well as new details on the investigation. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in
a letter saying he made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say et arked tsa acts. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and passengers were wounded. high school teacher brian lud mer was traveling to the east coast when he was shot in the leg. terminal 3 at lax is now open as the investigation continues. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez. he is the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> and things should be back to normal at alabama's largest april after a threat disrupted flights and prompted a two-hour evacuation there. an employee found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday afternoon. about a dozen flights were delayed or diverted while the bomb squad investor searched the airport. they found nothing dangerous. >>> a federal civil rights lawsuit is expected ting filed today against sonoma county and the sheriff's anti-doping who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. the family of andy lopez has filed three wrongful death claims in t
. >>> this is a live look at l.a.x. where the pylons are lit blue in honor of the tsa officer killed yesterday. gerardo hernandez is the first official to be killed in the line of duty. tonight we are learning more about the suspect, paul police believe someone dropped him at the airport on friday and police want to know who that is. >> reporter: federal prosecutors are filed murder charges against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100 foot pylons lit up the sky over the airport in honor of the fallen transportation security officer, his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the. is a officer that was shot and killed. >> reporter: who others were wounded when paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have bee
news. >>> now to the latest in shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was checking passports when he was shot. he died with from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officer
news. >>> now to the latest in shoot he at lax, herardo gerardo herns the first tsa to agent to be kid in their history. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. hears abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of several others. saturday night heights lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wound when had 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this shows the e
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
, investigators in los angeles are trying to determine why a gunman would hunt down t.s.a. agents with deadly intent. this morning, an agent is dead and several are still injured and the suspect himself is in critical condition. right now he is unable to answer investigators' questions. >> abc7 news has learned paul off the airport thinking he had an airplane to catch. he started shooting when he got the in airplane. a teacher was among those shot in the calf shatter, his lower leg. his boss, a principal, says he has a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he still is traumaized by all of it. like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> a family friend told the "los angeles times" he took it hard when his mother died in twine after years of battling m.s. and classmates at delaware high school where he played the french horn said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few that kept to himself but he was one. >> he graduated from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011 and moved to los angeles looking for work. a former roommate saw nothing to fear. he was a really ni
scene. in that note, he indicated his malice and anger towards the tsa officers. they are checking whether a roommate unwittingly drove him to the airport. they describe ciancia as a loan are and in hopes of piecing together the sequence of events. the wife of the victim said he took great pride in his job. >> he enjoyed his interaction with the passengers at lax. >> he was born in he will salvador and would have turned 40. the couple was married on valentine's day 1988. two others were wounded while two other people were injured running from the scene. >>> this weekend, the 100-foot pylons are lit up in blue to honor hernandez, the first officer to be killed in the 12 year history. >> they are also wearing black bands over his badges in his memory. >> the transportation security administration will review his policy in the wake of the shootings. the head of the tsa said agents are the first line of defense and said he will do everything possible to make sure something like this does not happen again. he did not say whether or not he wants agents to start carrying weapons. >> they
point using an assault rifle. he, place say, killed a tsa worker and injured several other people. this is the first tsa worker to be killed the line of duty. >> l.a.x. is huge international hub here. 746 flights were affected worldwide. at this hour now, terminal three remains closed down at l.a.x. that's the virgin america terminal. we'll be monitoring this story throughout this evening. >>> finally tonight, a close shave for san jose sharks forward brent burns. >> he walked into the facility with long hair. he sat down for a trim from his teammates. the haircut was to raise money for two charities. one for military families and the other to help cancer research. >> totally different look. >> the campaign raised more than 20,000 bucks to be split among the charities. >> he's using that razor so aggressive aggressively. >>> thank you so much for joining us. we hope you have a great weekend. >> hope to see you at 6:00. >> good night. >>> on o >>> on our broadcast tonight, shootout at l.a.x. a gunman firing an assault weapon blows through security, making his way deep into the term
multiple tsa employees. >> the suspect in friday's deadly l.a.x. shooting is under 24-hour armed guard. tonight we hear what he told investigators as the community remembers the tsa officer killed in the line of duty. good evening. i'm ama dates. new details have emerged at the deadlien counter at l.a.x -- deadly encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. ciancia made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> ciancia was a student at
a conscious decision to kill employees. >> they reportedly asked some people if they were with tsa. he moved on when they responded no. but at the checkpoint, he open fired. the tsa officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. >> tsa is just bloody. >> and high schoolteacher brian ledmer. he made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him, possibly gain more insight into his motives for the shooting. >> tsa agents around the country are now wearing black mourning bands for hernandez. tonight, h he's listed in critical but stable condition and could face the death penalty. one of our top stories on our website, you can read more on nbc bay area.com. >> and on the heels of that shooting in l.a.x., what organizers came to be the larnlest gun show in the country. the event was almost shout down, but governor gary brown detailed a bill that would have effectively ended up gun shows at the cow palace. >> that big fight over gun shows here at the cow palace, so far
>> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the suspect in friday's deadly l.a.x. shooting is under 24-hour armed guard. tonight we hear what he told investigators as the community remembers the tsa officer killed in the line of duty. good evening. i'm ama dates. new details have emerged at the deadlien counter at l.a.x -- deadly encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. thea made s decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this.
made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa agents. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. now, the suspect has no history of mental illness, but we do know that he texted his family saying he wasn't happy to the point where the suspect's father called lapd to check on his son. at that point it was too late. ciancia had already left for lax 45 minutes ago. reporting live at sfo. >> and a woman who knows ciancia believe the plot was days in the making. her voice has an altered to protect her identity. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. he said that basically he was going back home. either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with some family issues. so he also did mention what day he had to leave. >> investigators say one of the roommates did get ciancia a ride to the airport but was unaware of the not. the woman says ciancia rarely left the san fernando valley apartment since moving there last janu
. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades preventing them from being taken on the planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> most people are saying they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on baggage while others tried to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to get them through. >>> today the family of a santa rosa teenager fatally shot by a sheriffs deputy is set to file a federal lawsuit against the county. controversial shooting happened two weeks ago in santa rosa. 13-year-old andy lopez was killed while carrying a toy gun. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriffs department encourages the use of deadly force even when there is no threat to public safety. the sheriffs office says in response this investigation is still in its early stages and calls the lawsuit premature. >>> there are new developments in the fight to stop one of the biggest evictions in san francisco history. the examiner reports the city has suspended a per
'll see the pylons glowing blue in memory of the tsa agent killed. all three terminals are back in à opened fire yesterday morning killing an agent, wounding three other people. federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia with murder of a federal officer and violence at an international airport. they say he wrote and signed a note saying he had made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> his intent was very, very clear in his note. >> the murder is believed to be a premeditated act of first degree. >> the charges filed could lead to the death penalty or life without parole. as the investigation into his motives continues, the grief of the family of the victim just beginning. gerardo hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accu
indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, toward the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at officer gerardo hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention of nwo which warns of a totalitarian one-world government. he sent a message to his family back in new jersey just before the rampage. his father was so worried, he asked to call l.a. authorities. >> he called
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